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Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

The annual BET Honors with the stunning host Actress Gabrielle Union again celebrated and showcased the achievements of African Americans with their version of what can be likened to the Kennedy Center Honors.

The lineup at the Warner Theatre: Honorees Halle Berry (Service), Chaka Khan (Musical Arts), T.D. Jakes (Education), music exec Clarence Avant (Entrepreneur) and basketball player Lisa Leslie (Athletics).

Thunder Burger Dishes Up Top Chef Presidential Food Picks for Inauguration

Thunder Burger Dishes Up Top Chef Presidential Food Picks for Inauguration

 

The Presidential inauguration is just around the corner. Millions of people will be scrambling to see the President, the historical sites, and the food. Food plays a big role in any high-profile event, including the Presidential inauguration. As a result, many local restaurants will be making their Presidential picks for a feast fitting of the highest office in the land.

“Picking the Presidential meal is a fun and challenging task that we look forward to,” explains Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Thunder Burger. “In our pick, we wanted to incorporate a little of the President’s Hawaiian roots. We think this is a meal that the First Family would enjoy, as well as those looking for an authentic inauguration meal.”

Chef Ryan’s Presidential meal pick for the 2013 inauguration includes:

Teaching Cents To Your Kids

Teaching Cents To Your Kids

Teach your kids financial literacy!

George C. Marshall High School of Falls Church, Va. is hosting the free event with special speaker Amy Monlezun, the talent development specialist at Navy Federal Credit Union.

When:

Saturday January 5th, 2013

2:30-3:30pm

Where:

Dolley Madison Public Library

1244 Oak Ridge Avenue

McLean, VA 22101

RSVP by emailing teachingcentstoyourkids@gmail.com. Refreshments will be provided.

WPGC's Jeannie Jones alongside Rapper T.I. collects over 600 toys for DC charities

WPGC's Jeannie Jones alongside Rapper T.I. collects over 600 toys for DC charities

 

Washington, D.C.- Jeannie "Kitty of the City” Jones, media personality of WPGC 95.5/Fox 5 News and Ready Set Impact, a multi-media company, hosted  “Grant My Wish” holiday event with her Grant My Wish Foundation December 21st  through the 23rd.  

This weekend long event began on Friday and featured a 24 hour drive at the 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue Starbucks  along with WPGC their radio partner. Rapper T.I. made a special appearance along with US Marines to assist with the toy collection.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER; DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER;  DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Dec. 1 and Sun., Dec. 2 at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. All tickets can be purchased online, with $1 of every ticket going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of MFAC’s former dance student, Emma Jordan, who lost her battle with cancer.  Nutcracker tickets can be purchased at www.metrofinearts.com.

The dance studio will also offer free Frosty Follies performances at:
            Sat., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. - Reston Town Center,  Reston Va.

            Sat., Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. – Kingstowne Towne Center,  Alexandria, Va.

Riderwood Retirement Community Receives American Flag that Flew in Afghanistan During a Veterans Day

Riderwood Retirement Community Receives American Flag that Flew in Afghanistan During a Veterans Day

Riderwood retirement community received an American flag that flew in Afghanistan during a Veterans Day ceremony that honored hundreds of military veterans on Monday.

United States Marine Sgt. Carlos Batenga presented the American flag to Riderwood’s Executive Director Chip Warner, who is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and who served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. The American flag will be prominently displayed at Riderwood’s 120-acre campus in Silver Spring, MD, as a tribute to all veterans.

The flag was flown over the headquarters of 8th Engineer Support Battalion (Forward), Camp Leatherneck in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom on July 4, 2012. It is dedicated by the United States Marine Corps to Riderwood in honor of residents who served in the military.

Superintendent Starr to Hold Student Town Hall Meeting On Nov. 14

Superintendent Starr to Hold Student Town Hall Meeting On Nov. 14

Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr will hold his second Student Town Hall meeting of the school year tomorrow, November 14, 2012, at Albert Einstein High School. Dr. Starr will answer questions from students in the studio audience as well as questions submitted in advance by email and Twitter. The event, hosted by Student Member of the Board John Mannes, will be webcast live at www.mcpsstudenttownhall.org and broadcast live on MCPS TV.

The town halls are an opportunity for Dr. Starr to hear directly from students about issues that are important to them. For more information, visit the Student Town Hall website.

What: Superintendent’s Student Town Hall